Philadelphia Domestic Workers Win A New Bill Of Rights

By Cynthia Drayton, Inequality.org -

I’ve been a domestic worker my whole life. I work in other people’s homes, mostly as a nanny, but I’ve also been a homecare worker, taking care of people who are elderly and need assistance, and [...]

UPSers Elect Vote No Activists To Lead Philadelphia Local 623

Teamsters in Philadelphia Local 623 have overwhelmingly elected Richard Hooker and the #623LivesMatter slate. In a four-way race, Hooker beat the incumbent 547-346. That's a 61% to 39% [...]

In Response To Latest Mumia Appeal, Philly Cops Lash Out At District Attorney

By Ted Kelly, Workers.org -

In the face of mounting legal victories and an energized movement in the streets to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is now attacking District Attorney Larry [...]

Breakthrough For Mumia Abu-Jamal And All Victims Of The Injustice System

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The case of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was framed with the murder of a police officer, has had some important breakthroughs in the last month including allowing him appeal rights and the finding of six [...]

Philly Prosecutors Discover Mysterious ‘Six Boxes’ Connected To Mumia Abu-Jamal In Storage Room

By Bobby Allyn, Whyy.org -

Days after Christmas, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and some of his assistants went rummaging around an out-of-the-way storage room in the office looking for some pieces of [...]

City Forced To Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture And Pay Back Victims The Millions It Stole From Them

By Rachel Blevins, Activistpost.com -

Philadelphia, PA – The city that has gained a reputation for the egregious civil asset forfeiture practices committed by its police department, will now be forced to dismantle the program [...]

Worker Co-Ops Catch On In Philadelphia

By Sandra Larson, Nextcity.org -

Last fall, Colombia native Luis Eduardo Lozano and four other immigrant day laborers, tired of the indignities of scant, irregular hours and wage theft from employers, formalized the PWA Handymen [...]

Amazing Things Happened When 206 Ugly Vacant Lots In Philly Were Landscaped

By Melissa Breyer, Treehugger.com -

Almost one in five American adults report some form of mental illness; more than 16 million adults experience depression alone every year. Yet patient mental health services only account for an [...]

Why They Risked Everything To Occupy ICE

By Will Bunch, Philly.com -

On Tuesday, Philadelphia police arrested 24-year-old Jameson Rush, gave him — along with 28 others who had been part of an encampment seeking to shut down a U.S. Immigration and Customs [...]

‘This Is Huge’: Black Liberationist Speaks Out After Her 40 Years In Prison

By Ed Pilkington, Theguardian.com -

The first member of a group of black radicals known as the Move Nine who have been incarcerated, they insist unjustly, for almost 40 years for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been [...]

Palestinian Protest Leader Explains Why Philadelphia Orchestra Should Stay Out Of Israel

By Victor Fiorillo, Phillymag.com -

On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Orchestra sent out a “bon voyage” email to its fans and subscribers, explaining that the group is about to embark on a two-week tour that includes performances [...]

Philly Neighborhood Achieves Inclusive Development And Control Through Community Land Trust

By Steve Dubb, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

In Philadelphia, the Community Justice Land Trust is helping preserve a community in the face of rising land values and speculation in the city’s Eastern North section, near Temple University, [...]

Philadelphia DA’s Office Stonewalls At Hearing For Mumia Abu-Jamal

By John Leslie, Socialistaction.org -

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office continues to stonewall in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. At a court hearing on April 30, prosecutors failed, once again, to produce a memorandum [...]

Protests Erupt At Philly Starbucks Where 2 Black Men Were Arrested For ‘Trespassing’

By Hayley Miller, Huffingtonpost.com -

“Starbucks coffee is anti-black,” the demonstrators chanted Monday morning. Protesters swarmed a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday, days after police arrested two black men who had been waiting [...]

Philadelphia City Council Votes To End Cash Bail

By Lizzie Manno, Pastemagazine.com -

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to end cash bail on Thursday—a system that overwhelmingly punishes poor offenders by forcing them to stay [...]

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